29 March 2017
Supreme Court of Appeal
Citation: Adendorffs Boerderye (Pty) Ltd v Shabalala and others (997/15)  ZASCA 37 (29 March 2017)
Date: 27 March 2017
Judge: Mathopo JA (Shongwe, Majiedt and van der Merwe JJA and Mbatha AJA concurring)
In this matter, the Supreme Court of Appeal held that degradation, erosion and overgrazing is a violation of the provisions of the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act, 1983 and that the responsibility and obligation to manage agricultural land in a responsible way, to preserve it and not to overgraze it is the responsibility of the land owner or the land user.